The director continued, “What’s good for gamers is that it recreates your first experience when you first played Monster Hunter. But what’s also good is that it doesn’t exclude anyone because if you don’t know anything about the game, it’s the character who says, “Oh my God, what are these creatures? What is this world? How it works? “”
During the film, Artemis meets Tony Jaa’s hunter and Ron Perlman’s admiral, both characters from Monster Hunter World. Anderson says these characters end up teaching Artemis how to survive in this strange new world. Artemis, as Anderson put it, might be “a fierce warrior in our world, but the skill she acquired as a US Army Ranger, which is badass in our world, those skills don’t. Not mean too much when you fight those 50 -foot big monsters. ”
Anderson also pointed out that the military weaponry used by Artemis and her team could have been impressive on Earth, but such firepower “doesn’t work very well against a Rathalos and Diablos. So she has to learn a new way of fighting and she has to learn to cooperate. And I think one of the main themes of the video game that I really liked was Cooperation Is Key. You have to fight with other people, you have to cooperate with other people to bring down these great creatures. ”
Cooperation among diverse peoples is also the theme of the Monster Hunter film, which Anderson found to be “a good message to our world right now.” We live in such a confrontational world where people close their borders and close their minds having a movie that in the funniest way possible basically tells you that people from different cultures, different backgrounds, have to cooperate for the greater good. For me, this is a good message for our time. ”
Monster Hunter opens on December 30, recently pushed back from an April 2021 date.
While waiting for Monster Hunter, check out Jovovich using her Slinger, an iconic weapon from the game that she showed off on Twitter in response to fans’ reactions to the film. After that, take a look at IGN’s list of the 12 Monster Hunter movie details that we have already discovered.